On a snowy Christmas Eve in the nation's capitol, a team of terrorists has seized a major international airport, and now holds thousands of holiday travelers hostage. The terrorists, a renegade band of crack military commandos led by a murderous rogue officer, have come to resue a drug lord from justice. They've prepared for every contingency, except one: John McClane, an off-duty cop seized by a feeling of deadly deja vu.
Bruce Willis returns as the heroc cop who battles not only terrorists, but also an incompetent airport police chief, the hard-headed commander of the army's anti-terrorist squad and a deadly winter snowstorm. The runways are littered with death and destruction, and McClane is in a race against time. His wife is trapped on one of the planes circling somewhere overhead, desperately low in fuel.
It's all out war, a heart-stopping, jet-propelled journet through excitement and terror. Fasten your seatbelts!